New Classes and Workshops

Prairie, Crow Hassan County Park, Rogers, MinnesotaHere are some new classes and workshops I am doing this year:

Classes-01Video courses at Understanding Black-and-White Photography, Success with Winter Photography. These courses can be accessed at any time, at your convenience, and watched as much as needed.  Understanding Black-and-White Photography gives you the basics needed to master black-and-white photography and truly understand that black-and-white photography is not the removal of color from a color image. Success with Winter Photography includes a lot of ideas about getting the most from photographing in the winter, from subject matter to light to exposure to dealing with the conditions.

Classes-05Workshops at Palm Beach Photographic Centre in March: Creating the Photo E-Book and Landscape Photography and Lightroom. Creating the Photo E-book is a hands-on class that gets students involved in making their own photo e-books, something I think all photographers need to start looking at. Landscape Photography and Lightroom is one of my favorite classes where we look at how to work a landscape to bring out its best both as we shoot and by applying traditional darkroom techniques in Lightroom.

New class at Flower Photography from Snapshot to Great Shot. This is a monthly web-based course that is limited to the main times of flowering. It starts in March and includes lessons, assignments and critiques. The course goes way beyond macro lenses and includes getting the most from flower portraits and flower landscapes.

Classes-03Speaking of flowers, I am also doing my annual Springtime Flowers and Lightroom workshop in Central California at Light Photographic Workshops. This is a five-day class that includes shooting in some wonderful flower locations (though you can never predict exactly what will be blooming), honest and encouraging critiques, plus solid, guided practice in Lightroom. Springtime Flowers and Lightroom starts April 24.


About Rob

I am proud of the work I have done as a photographer, author, naturalist and nature photographer, editor and videographer. I love the natural world, and that can be a native bee in my native plants garden as much as a visit to a national park. I am a husband of a beautiful and smart wife, a father to my outstanding son and daughter, and one who lived in Minnesota most of my life, but now loves the variety and very long growing season of Southern California. I have written and photographed a lot of books and magazine articles but what is most important to me about them is knowing that I have helped people become better photographers and gain a better connection to nature. I work to help people connect with photography and nature through speaking and as a workshop leader, too. All of this has gained me a Fellow award with the North American Nature Photography Association. Many people knew me as the long-time editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine and I am still connected with them as a contributing editor. A short list of some of the books I have done: Landscape Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography, The Power of Black-and-White in Nature Photography and Reports from the Field (an iBook). My website is at; my blogs are at and
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